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One of the things I’m most proud of is leading a team of designers, developers, and content creators to build and deliver a suite of products that reached tens of millions of people around the world and helped brands like Nintendo, DirecTV, HBO, NBC Universal, Telus, and more drive meaningful engagement with their customers.

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Justin Whittaker

Product Manager from Toptal's Network

The most amazing application I've made listens through your microphone to any TV/movie content and recognizes it, showing you related products from that synced scene.

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Andy Jacobs

Software Developer from Toptal's Network

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  • Streaming and Video

    Streaming and Video

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    A major sports league nets a better experience for avid fans

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    At the start of the pandemic, this preeminent sports league realized that its current site wouldn’t be able to meet the needs of a homebound audience and set out to deliver enhanced content through a relaunched website.

    A major sports league nets a better experience for avid fans

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    At the start of the pandemic, this preeminent sports league realized that its current site wouldn’t be able to meet the needs of a homebound audience and set out to deliver enhanced content through a relaunched website.

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    A major sports league nets a better experience for avid fans

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    At the start of the pandemic, this preeminent sports league realized that its current site wouldn’t be able to meet the needs of a homebound audience and set out to deliver enhanced content through a relaunched website.

    A major sports league nets a better experience for avid fans

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    At the start of the pandemic, this preeminent sports league realized that its current site wouldn’t be able to meet the needs of a homebound audience and set out to deliver enhanced content through a relaunched website.

  • Web and Mobile Applications

    Web and Mobile Applications

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    Talent Stories

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    The most amazing application I've made listens through your microphone to any TV/movie content and recognizes it, showing you related products from that synced scene.

    Andy Jacobs

    Software Developer

    Talent Stories

    Andy Jacobs-image

    The most amazing application I've made listens through your microphone to any TV/movie content and recognizes it, showing you related products from that synced scene.

    Andy Jacobs

    Software Developer

    Andy Jacobs-image

    Talent Stories

    Andy Jacobs-image

    The most amazing application I've made listens through your microphone to any TV/movie content and recognizes it, showing you related products from that synced scene.

    Andy Jacobs

    Software Developer

    Talent Stories

    Andy Jacobs-image

    The most amazing application I've made listens through your microphone to any TV/movie content and recognizes it, showing you related products from that synced scene.

    Andy Jacobs

    Software Developer

  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

    Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

    Create AR/VR abilities for businesses to innovate and monetize in the communications, media, and entertainment space.

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    An immersive XR platform cements a telecom giant as the leader in innovation

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    A Fortune 100 company kicked off an initiative to develop a bold new immersive XR offering for advertising and branded content but realized it didn’t have a team in-house with the specialized skills needed to take this on.

    An immersive XR platform cements a telecom giant as the leader in innovation

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    A Fortune 100 company kicked off an initiative to develop a bold new immersive XR offering for advertising and branded content but realized it didn’t have a team in-house with the specialized skills needed to take this on.

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    An immersive XR platform cements a telecom giant as the leader in innovation

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    A Fortune 100 company kicked off an initiative to develop a bold new immersive XR offering for advertising and branded content but realized it didn’t have a team in-house with the specialized skills needed to take this on.

    An immersive XR platform cements a telecom giant as the leader in innovation

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    A Fortune 100 company kicked off an initiative to develop a bold new immersive XR offering for advertising and branded content but realized it didn’t have a team in-house with the specialized skills needed to take this on.

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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    Talent Stories

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    I designed and developed a machine learning-powered algorithm that can detect and track an NFL field and its 3D pose through a user's phone camera in real time, allowing us to accurately place virtual 3D content on the real field.

    Viktor Kyriazakos

    Augmented Reality (AR) Developer

    Talent Stories

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    I designed and developed a machine learning-powered algorithm that can detect and track an NFL field and its 3D pose through a user's phone camera in real time, allowing us to accurately place virtual 3D content on the real field.

    Viktor Kyriazakos

    Augmented Reality (AR) Developer

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    Talent Stories

    Viktor Kyriazakos-image

    I designed and developed a machine learning-powered algorithm that can detect and track an NFL field and its 3D pose through a user's phone camera in real time, allowing us to accurately place virtual 3D content on the real field.

    Viktor Kyriazakos

    Augmented Reality (AR) Developer

    Talent Stories

    Viktor Kyriazakos-image

    I designed and developed a machine learning-powered algorithm that can detect and track an NFL field and its 3D pose through a user's phone camera in real time, allowing us to accurately place virtual 3D content on the real field.

    Viktor Kyriazakos

    Augmented Reality (AR) Developer

  • Big Data

    Big Data

    Manufacturing data analytics, predictive modeling, and data visualization leading to improved efficiencies in production and reduced costs for communications, media, and entertainment businesses.

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    Better understanding of the “path to purchase” cycle

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    A company with proprietary measurement solutions called Toptal for help in rolling out a new way to gauge ad effectiveness. A leader in the brand marketing space knew that using Bluetooth/wifi to track consumers and collect unique store-level data would be a gamechanger, but one that would be difficult to execute.

    Better understanding of the “path to purchase” cycle

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    A company with proprietary measurement solutions called Toptal for help in rolling out a new way to gauge ad effectiveness. A leader in the brand marketing space knew that using Bluetooth/wifi to track consumers and collect unique store-level data would be a gamechanger, but one that would be difficult to execute.

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    Better understanding of the “path to purchase” cycle

    author-image

    A company with proprietary measurement solutions called Toptal for help in rolling out a new way to gauge ad effectiveness. A leader in the brand marketing space knew that using Bluetooth/wifi to track consumers and collect unique store-level data would be a gamechanger, but one that would be difficult to execute.

    Better understanding of the “path to purchase” cycle

    author-image

    A company with proprietary measurement solutions called Toptal for help in rolling out a new way to gauge ad effectiveness. A leader in the brand marketing space knew that using Bluetooth/wifi to track consumers and collect unique store-level data would be a gamechanger, but one that would be difficult to execute.

  • Digital Transformation

    Digital Transformation

    Justin Whittaker-image

    Talent Stories

    Justin Whittaker-image

    One of the things I’m most proud of is leading a team of designers, developers, and content creators to build and deliver a suite of products that reached tens of millions of people around the world and helped brands like Nintendo, DirecTV, HBO, NBC Universal, Telus, and more drive meaningful engagement with their customers.

    Justin Whittaker

    Product Manager

    Talent Stories

    Justin Whittaker-image

    One of the things I’m most proud of is leading a team of designers, developers, and content creators to build and deliver a suite of products that reached tens of millions of people around the world and helped brands like Nintendo, DirecTV, HBO, NBC Universal, Telus, and more drive meaningful engagement with their customers.

    Justin Whittaker

    Product Manager

    Justin Whittaker-image

    Talent Stories

    Justin Whittaker-image

    One of the things I’m most proud of is leading a team of designers, developers, and content creators to build and deliver a suite of products that reached tens of millions of people around the world and helped brands like Nintendo, DirecTV, HBO, NBC Universal, Telus, and more drive meaningful engagement with their customers.

    Justin Whittaker

    Product Manager

    Talent Stories

    Justin Whittaker-image

    One of the things I’m most proud of is leading a team of designers, developers, and content creators to build and deliver a suite of products that reached tens of millions of people around the world and helped brands like Nintendo, DirecTV, HBO, NBC Universal, Telus, and more drive meaningful engagement with their customers.

    Justin Whittaker

    Product Manager

  • Cloud Computing

    Cloud Computing

    Cloud transition and optimized cloud architecture facilitating improved operational efficiencies and reducing costs for communications, media, and entertainment businesses.

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    Talent Stories

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    I architected a scalable cloud-based system that automatically generates 3D content using the live play data from the NFL APIs, which enabled us to provide our users with new AR content for every game of the season in a fully automated way.

    Viktor Kyriazakos

    Augmented Reality (AR) Developer

    Talent Stories

    Viktor Kyriazakos-image

    I architected a scalable cloud-based system that automatically generates 3D content using the live play data from the NFL APIs, which enabled us to provide our users with new AR content for every game of the season in a fully automated way.

    Viktor Kyriazakos

    Augmented Reality (AR) Developer

    Viktor Kyriazakos-image

    Talent Stories

    Viktor Kyriazakos-image

    I architected a scalable cloud-based system that automatically generates 3D content using the live play data from the NFL APIs, which enabled us to provide our users with new AR content for every game of the season in a fully automated way.

    Viktor Kyriazakos

    Augmented Reality (AR) Developer

    Talent Stories

    Viktor Kyriazakos-image

    I architected a scalable cloud-based system that automatically generates 3D content using the live play data from the NFL APIs, which enabled us to provide our users with new AR content for every game of the season in a fully automated way.

    Viktor Kyriazakos

    Augmented Reality (AR) Developer

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